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Former Huskie guilty of drug trafficking
16 Nov 2015 at 4:09pm
Ex-Huskie footballer Seamus Neary's story about why a giant bag of marijuana was in his storage locker was not believable, to the point of being laughable, says the judge who decided his case.
Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to slow on Syrian refugee intake, ensure safety
17 Nov 2015 at 11:06am
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to suspend the current plan to bring 25,000 more Syrian refugees into the country. The promise to up Canada’s refugee intake by the end of the year was made by Justin Trudeau during the federal election campaign. Now Wall has penned a letter to the new prime minister, asking […]
Windsor veteran kept her code work secret for over 50 years
11 Nov 2015 at 12:11pm
Lorna Collacott can keep a secret. Half a century passed before Collacott mentioned her secret work coding and decoding messages for the Battle of the Atlantic.
Russia will deploy new strike weapons capable of piercing NATO?s U.S.-led mis...
11 Nov 2015 at 10:12am
Putin said that by developing defences against ballistic missiles, Washington aims to 'neutralize' Russia’s nuclear deterrent and gain a 'decisive military superiority'
Wismar stands: Northern German port taken by 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion...
11 Nov 2015 at 8:13am
A few of the elite 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion from the Second World War are still standing — and so too is this pretty town in Germany because of their heroism.
Small jet bursts into flames and disintegrates after crashing into Ohio apart...
11 Nov 2015 at 4:09pm
The jet owner says it was carrying nine people on board. No one was inside the apartment building or another home that caught fire
Sask's oldest living female First Nations Second World War vet looks back
11 Nov 2015 at 11:45am
Virginia Pechawis doesn't talk much about her time in the army, but her time there makes her part of Saskatchewan's First Nations history.
Evidence points to murder-suicide in shooting deaths of two men in Meadow Lak...
9 Nov 2015 at 11:54am
MEADOW LAKE — The shooting deaths of two men in northwest Saskatchewan are being treated as a murder-suicide. RCMP on Friday provided an update on the investigation into the deaths of a 73-year-old man and 70-year-old man, both from Meadow Lake. Police received a complaint Thursday around 10 a.m. about shots fired at a home in the community. […]
Obama rejects TransCanada?s Keystone XL pipeline: sources
7 Nov 2015 at 8:22am
TransCanada shares are falling after multiple sources report the Obama administration has rejected the application to build Keystone XL. Obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m.
Marijuana protesters demand action from Mayor Atchison
4 Nov 2015 at 5:20pm
Protesters upset over last week’s raid of the Saskatchewan Compassion Club have set their sights on Saskatoon’s mayor. The group gathered outside city hall Wednesday, many of them holding signs that read “Don Atchison makes me sick.”
Cam Cole: Connor McDavid sidelined for ?months? is bad news for NHL, worse fo...
4 Nov 2015 at 3:22pm
Not weeks, said general manager Peter Chiarelli. Months. That’s how long Connor McDavid will be out of the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup.
Saskatoon police insist 'charges were appropriate' against marijuana compassi...
3 Nov 2015 at 4:11pm
After being called “nothing short of shameless and gutless” for arresting four people connected to the Saskatchewan Compassion Club, Saskatoon police say the investigation into the marijuana dispensary was simply “treated as all drug investigations are.” The police service on Tuesday issued a 531-word release that it said was “an attempt to clarify public statements,” adding that “no further comment will be […]
Former Huskies track star living with Crohn's disease now charged in medical ...
3 Nov 2015 at 4:18am
A national champion pole vaulter and former Huskies star living with Crohn’s disease was one of the four people arrested during a raid on Saskatoon’s only medical marijuana dispensary. Friends and loved ones say Lane Britnell benefited greatly from his prescribed medical marijuana and that he does not deserve to go to jail.
Real estate fraudster admits scamming Saskatchewan victims of $1.2 million
2 Nov 2015 at 6:21pm
More than a dozen investors were lined up to testify this week about how much money Joshua Douglas Johnston took from them, but they no longer have to, after Johnston said he wouldn’t dispute the amount of the fraud anymore — all $1.2 million of it. Johnston’s sentencing hearing was set for four days this week, but when it began on Monday in Saskatoon provincial court, Johnston, who didn’t have a lawyer with him in court, said he didn’t want to “drag this out any longer.” He said he plans to transfer to Saskatoon similar charges that he faces in Alberta, so that he can be sentenced on everything all at once.
Relaxed rules for riverfront patios backed
2 Nov 2015 at 6:21pm
The City of Saskatoon is moving to make it easier to take in a view of the river while enjoying a cocktail downtown. City staff are proposing changes that would remove restrictions on outdoor patios connected to restaurants along Spadina Crescent from the University Bridge to the Broadway Bridge.